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Upcoming Events in May in Southern California

If you’re a car-lover in the Southern Region of California, then get out and have fun in May with these exciting car events in the Southern California Region. Bring the family, friends or co-workers and enjoy doing what you love the most.

Cruise-In Car Show
When: May 41:00 p.m.  4:30 p.m.
Where: Monterey and Highway 111, North Side of the Mall behind Macy’s

Join Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association for their monthly car show, featuring 100+ hot rods, classic cars, motorcycles and more. Included in the fun is food, music, prizes and crafts for kids. Spectators are free, and vehicle admission is $10 for non-members, or free for non-members. The best part? Proceeds benefit Desert Cancer Foundation and other Coachella Valley charities. Read more.

14th Annual Edelbrock Car Show
When: Saturday May 4, 2019
Show hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: The Edelbrock Distribution Center
510 Madrid Ave
Torrance, CA 90501Join the fun! Participants are invited to come out and enjoy a day of hot rods, great food, live entertainment and a great time with fellow automotive culture enthusiasts. All makes and models are welcome and interested participants can pre-register here online. $35 a person. Spectators are Free. Read more.

  • Live Music throughout the day
  • Kids Corner with activities
  • Star Car Central movie themed cars
  • Food festival with a variety of choices including gourmet offerings from popular food trucks
  • Beer and wine garden
  • Vendor midway with displays from your favorite manufacturers and experts on hand to answer your questions

2019 Eibach Meet 15th Anniversary
When: Saturday, May 4-5,2019

What began 14 years ago as a means of gathering like-minded Honda enthusiasts for a day of face-to-face interaction and the sharing of automotive-related ideas has transitioned to the largest Honda-specific car meet in the United States. With over 1,200 cars registered each year, more than 45 industry-leading vendors, a highly anticipated raffle for high-end parts and, more recently, the inclusion of competitive drag racing, the Southern California Eibach Meet has established itself not only as the premiere Honda event year after year, but as an industry staple on the high-paced Social events calendar. For 2019, the Eibach Meet celebrates its 15th anniversary and anticipates its largest event to date.Register your vehicle for the meet, drag race or simply pre-purchase spectator tickets.

If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor or acquiring a booth at the show please email

Classic Chevys of Southern California 37th Annual Charity Car Show
When: Sunday May 5, 2019
7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. PDT
Where: Rancho San Antonio
21000 Plummer Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Join us on Sunday, May 5th for the 37th Annual Classic Chevys of Southern California Car Show presented by Rydell Chevrolet of Northridge. The show attracts classic cars from all over SoCal to Rancho San Antonio in Chatsworth, Ca. 300+ hot rods, classic, customs, muscle cars and more will be displayed at the beautiful RSA campus. The show is the Classic Chevys annual fundraiser for Rancho San Antonio. Proceeds from the event benefit the campus. Since 2003, our club has raised over $155,000 and look forward to adding to that in 2019.

Event highlights include the classic car show, charity prize raffle, awards for the Top 50 cars, Rydell engine raffle, 50/50 drawing, model car show and a local vendor midway. Rancho San Antonio also participates by hosting campus tours and grilling its famous BBQ. For more information about the CCSC. For more information click here.

2019 Cruisin’ Morro Bay Car Show
When: Friday, May 3, 2019 

  • 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration
  • 11:00 a.m. Cruise up Coast for Lunch
  • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. MBHS Auto Shop / Open House & Car Show / 235 Atascadero Rd.
  • 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Bear Metal Kustoms / Open House • 1147 Scott St.

When: Saturday, May 4, 2019

  • 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Show & Shine Downtown
  • 11:30 am – 1:30 p.m. BBQ / REGISTRANTS/SPONSORS ONLY
  • 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Old Soul Speed and Custom / Open House • 339 Quintana Rd.
  • 4:00 p.m. Trophy Presentations

When: Sunday, May 5, 2019

  • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Show & Shine
  • 1:00 p.m. Trophy Presentations

Read more.

Santa Barbara 2019 State Street Nationals
When: Sunday, May 19, 20199:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: State Street between Micheltorena and Haley
Free to the Public

 General Admission

  • Pre-Registration opens now through May 10, 2019
  • Entry Fee $47.00 before May 10, 2019, includes an event t-shirt
  • Day of Show Entry Fee $55.00
  • Entries are accepted either via our website with pay pal or by printing an entry form and dropping it in the mail with your check
  • Entry forms may also be picked up at Larry’s 8 Day Auto Parts, 5855 Hollister Ave, Goleta
  • All vehicles must go through check in
  • Check in begins at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 8:30 a.m. sharp. Location TBD
  • All vehicles must be parked in their assigned space or it will not be judged
  • Vehicles cannot be started or moved for any reason
  • All vehicles must be off State Street by 4:30 p.m., for safety reasons please do not move your vehicle before 4:00 p.m.

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2nd Annual Benefit Car Show
When :May 05, 2019
Where: Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo, California

 The Trabuco Hills High School Music Boosters will host their 2nd Annual Benefit Car Show at Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo, California on Sunday, May 19, 2019. All proceeds benefit the THHS Instrumental Music Program. Registration fee is $25 and the deadline to register is May 05, 2019. Read more.

Looking for general events in these Southern California regions and surrounding areas? Here are some convenient links.

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA Events

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